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7/14/2014
UC San Diego Health System ranks among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 issue of "America’s Best Hospitals."
6/27/2014
Christina Johnson
Ever have that feeling you're not alone? You're not. Trillions of microbes reside within your intestinal tract, for good and ill. UC San Diego scientists and physicians are discovering new ways to emphasize the former and prevent the latter.
6/27/2014
The La Jolla Light
Authored by Scott Lippman, MD and features James Murphy, MD, Daniel Simpson, MD, Samir Gupta, MD, and Maria Elena Martinez, PhD
5/26/2014
KPBS
Features Jeannie Huang, MD
5/20/2014
Reuters
Features Jeannie Huang, MD
5/19/2014
Adolescents with chronic diseases (ACD), such as cystic fibrosis, gastrointestinal disorders (including Crohn’s disease) and Type 1 diabetes, often find the transition of managing their health care needs into adulthood to be challenging. A new study by re ...
5/15/2014
Salon
Features Sheila Crowe, MD
5/12/2014
ScienceDaily
Features William Sandborn, MD
5/6/2014
Check Orphan News
Features William Sandborn, MD
5/5/2014
Michelle Brubaker
After a mother of two was in horrific pain, lost her sense of taste and her hair started falling out, she was referred to UC San Diego Health System and diagnosed with a rare disease called Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (CCS).
4/29/2014
Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored UC San Diego Health System with an “A” – its top grade in patient safety.
4/28/2014
Quality Health
Features Joel Baumgartner, MD
4/8/2014
U-T San Diego
Features Sheila Crowe, MD, and Martin Kagnoff, MD
3/24/2014
NBC News
Features Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD
3/4/2014
Scott LaFee
Listen to your body: sometimes it's trying to tell you something is wrong. Here are 10 symptoms you shouldn't ignore.
1/29/2014
UC San Diego Health System is a recipient of Healthgrades’ “Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.” Top performing hospitals were selected based on clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care in specialty areas such as cardiac and n ...
12/10/2013
Jackie Carr
To create a better patient experience for people with chronic disease, UC San Diego Health System has implemented shared medical appointments, a pilot program to increase access to physicians and aid patient education.
10/2/2013
Surgeons at UC San Diego Health System have performed the region’s first robotic gastrectomy, a potentially lifesaving procedure to remove a section of the stomach after a diagnosis of gastric cancer. Aided by a da Vinci robot, surgeons remove the disease ...
8/21/2013
Vedolizumab, a new intravenous antibody medication, has shown positive results for treating both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine.
8/5/2013
Organized mailing campaigns could substantially increase colorectal cancer screening among uninsured patients, a study published in the August 5 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine reveals. The research also suggests that a non-invasive colorectal sc ...
7/16/2013
UC San Diego Health System is once again ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue.
2/22/2013
A study published February 21st in the New England Journal of Medicine provides clinical evidence of the safety and effectiveness of a new magnetic medical device to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Santiago Horgan, MD, professor of surgery a ...
10/17/2012
Ustekinumab, an antibody proven to treat the skin condition psoriasis, has now shown positive results in decreasing the debilitating effects of Crohn’s Disease, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. The st ...